Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Screenings with Meanings – “PARIAH”

Join us on Wednesday July 18 at 7:00 pm for the first in our summer film series. We will be screening the film “Pariah” hosted by Aurora Borin Aurora describes herself as a musician, a geek, (a huge geek), a feminist, a queer, and a girl. She plays the piano, sings, dances, loves dragons, finds inspiration and comfort in nature and she is a fierce advocate for marginalised people Aurora got to live 30 years of a her life as a boy, and …

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Final Evensong Until Fall Equinox

All My Relations come, Every nation come, All My Relations under the sun, We Are One As the sun spirals its longest dance, cleanse us As nature shows bounty and fertility, bless us May all beings live with loving intent, And fulfill their truest destiny ​ ​ May the longtime sun shine upon you​ ​ May all love surround you​ ​ And the pure Light Within you guide you on your way Evensong, June 20, 2018, 7:15 PM Solstice and …

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Bathing in song with Alpine Voices Threshold Choir, Wednesday, June 13

Welcome to the song, Welcome to the circle. We’ll wrap you in our voices, We’ll carry you home. ~ Lila Allen Rest in the gentle singing of   Alpine Voices Threshold Choir Evensong Wednesday, June 13, 7:15pm Ralph Connor Memorial United Church Next week, June 20 ~ Eve of the Summer Solstice  and National Indigenous Peoples Day Last gathering until Evensong resumes in September Watch for a summer film series on Wednesday evenings  

Re-imagining Our Building

TOWN HALL MEETING Congregational Engagement Re-imagining our Building Join us on June 12 at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary with Tim Visser of Transcept Architecture to give us your input and ask questions on the report. This is your chance to be heard and have your say! Last week’s presentation is available right here just click on the button below.

Creating a Rainbow Railroad Station in Calgary

Join us on Sunday June 10 after Service in the Sanctuary as we welcome Mr Kelly Ernst  from the Centre For Newcomers Mr. Kelly Ernst will be speaking about Creating a Rainbow Railroad Station in Calgary This is for LGBTQ+ refugees from around the world. The need for Calgary as a landing place is huge.  The Rainbow Railroad has a waiting list of LGBTQ+ refugees waiting to come to Canada. Please join us for what promises to be a most informative presentation about their plight and …

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Evensong, June 6th, 7:15 p.m.

Evensong, June 6th, 7:15 p.m. An evening of circle dance … a meditation in motion. No prior experience necessary and all are welcome!   I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world. I may not complete this last one but I give myself to it. I circle around God, that primordial tower. I’ve been circling for thousands of years and I still don’t know: am I a falcon, a storm, or a great song? – …

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Sermon: June 3, 2018 – Psalm 139: 1-18

Sermon: June 3, 2018 – Psalm 139: 1-18 Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore AB – Rev Greg Wooley For a printable PDF of this Sermon click here This week, Shannon and I were talking about the 139th Psalm and how much we both love it. And the next thing we realized, is that neither of us had preached on this Psalm on a Sunday – at funerals, yes, but not in Sunday worship.  So it was time to take …

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Sermon: Trinity Sunday, May 27, 2018 – John 3: 1-17

Sermon: Trinity Sunday, May 27, 2018 – John 3: 1-17 Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore AB – Rev Greg Wooley Please click here for a downloadable version of this sermon In the game of golf, there is a long-standing tradition known as the mulligan.  While not existing in ANY of the official rules, and in fact completely contrary to them, a mulligan is a do-over – re-taking a shot that you flubbed the first time. For those of you …

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Evensong Wednesday, May 2, 7:15 pm

Spring is the season when we are invited to celebrate the  abundance of life. There is a playfulness and spontaneity to the season of spring that invites us to join this joyful abandon.   We are called to both listen deeply to the blossoming within ourselves as well as to forget ourselves —  setting aside all of our seriousness about what we are called to do and simply enter the space of being.   In this field of possibility we discover new gifts. ~ Christine Valters Paintner, …

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Sermon: April 29, 2018 – Matthew 28: 16-20

Sermon: April 29, 2018 – Matthew 28: 16-20 Ralph Connor Memorial United Church, Canmore AB – Rev Greg Wooley click here for a printable pdf of this sermon The Bible can be a very emotional and evocative book. I hear the words of the Beatitudes, “blessed are the pure in heart, blessed are the peacemakers” (Matthew 5: 8-9) and my shoulders relax, I breathe deeper and more easily. I see a hillside in Galilee and eager disciples absorbing each word …

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